Xiaomi Redmi 9i pros and cons

Xiaomi Redmi 9i Review, Pros and Cons – Redmi is a versatile brand in India and produces some of the most notable smartphones on its resume, which are a great choice as a low-cost smartphone as well. Recently, the company will present its Redmi 9i, which is the younger sibling of Redmi 9. It can also be considered as the redesigned version of Redmi 9A, but with more memory and storage. The Redmi 9i will be available exclusively in India with a starting price of 8,299 INR (around $ 112).

Xiaomi Redmi 9i Review


  1. A large immersive screen with an IPS LCD technology screen is intact on the device.
  2. The phone offers a 13 MP main camera sensor on the rear panel with a 5 MP selfie port.
  3. There will be a good viable storage option for users.
  4. In the battery section, the 5000 mAh battery is coupled at a charging speed of 10 W, which is very good.

Design and Display

Normally, the smooth texture of the plastic was not able to provide a cool and elegant appearance. Still, in some way, the Redmi 9i presents a new design with a new way of representing the logo. This representation layout is copied from Realme’s recent smartphone designs. You can visibly see the difference between them since the structure of the band is slightly thinner than the actual device design. Returning to the subject, the simple design with slightly curved edges gives the phone a conventional and attractive appearance.

As for the front display, the 6.5 inches notch waterdrop display has fine bezels and a 720p resolution. The resolution may not seem sufficient but still, it can achieve a good streaming quality and viewing experience.

Memory and Internal

The Redmi 9i becomes a fabulous job, as the latest MIUI 12 interface based on Android 10 is integrated, in addition to contributing to user-centric features and settings. However, it seems that Redmi has not thrown away the useless bloatware from the latest interface update, which is a disadvantage for this phone.

Under the hood, the 12 nm Helio G25 chipset is placed on the board and maintains everything related to performance. At the same time, the octa-core configuration may not be the best choice. As these eight cores are divided into two groups, the first four cores have a 2.0 GHz cloaking speed for heavy tasks like games and content streaming.

In comparison, the remaining four cores provide 1.5 GHz speed. However, the storage option is quite extraordinary because of the Redmi 9i boasts 64 GB and 128 GB of internal storage based on eMMC 5.1 with 4 GB of RAM.


Fortunately, it has a 13 MP camera instead of the normal 8 MP as the main snapper. But in the selfies section, the 5 MP port may not be suitable for everyday use. In terms of video recording, it gets to record 1080p with some grains and bit distortion, and the same happens in the image. Daylight photos are adequate, but low light may not be as exciting. Overall, nature videos and photos are just average.

Battery and Others

Redmi 9i comes with a 5000 mAh battery pack via standard 10W standard speed charging, which uses the regular Micro-USB port 2.0. The notable aspect is that the battery life is high, so in a normal case on a single charge, it can stay alive for more than two days while it takes more than 2 full hours to charge the battery from 0 to 100%.

Unlike the normal entry-level smartphone, it has no fingerprint reader and has an accelerometer, proximity, and compass as sensors. The phone is feasible in three wonderful colors – Black Midnight, Sea Blue, Nature Green.

Xiaomi Redmi 9i

Xiaomi Redmi 9i Specifications Detail

Down below you can see the full specifications of Xiaomi Redmi 9i phone.

SpecificationsXiaomi Redmi 9i
Network2G, 3G, 4G
AnnouncedSeptember 2020
Dimensions164.9 x 77.1 x 9 mm
Weight194 g
Size6.53 inches
DisplayCapacitive touchscreen IPS LCD, 16M colors
Resolution720 x 1600 pixels
OSAndroid 10 and MIUI 12
ChipsetMediaTek Helio G25
(4×2.0 GHz Cortex-A53 &
4×1.5 GHz Cortex-A53)
GPUPowerVR GE8320
Card slotYes
Internal64GB and 128GB
3.5 mm jackYes
WLANWi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n,
Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
Bluetooth5.0, A2DP, LE
RadioFM radio
USBmicro USB 2.0, USB On-The-Go
SensorsAccelerometer, proximity, and compass
BatteryLi-Po 5000 mAh battery, Charging 10W
ColorsBlack, Blue and Green
PriceUSD 112 (roughly 8299 INR)

Xiaomi Redmi 9i Pros and Cons

Down below you can see the list of pros and cons (advantages and disadvantages) of Xiaomi Redmi 9i phone.


  1. A huge 5000 mAh battery
  2. 6.5 inches giant IPS LCD screen
  3. Lots of built-in features of MIUI 12
  4. Support for facial unlock
  5. Decent color option
  6. Sufficient storage options


  1. Charging your phone will take a long time
  2. 720p resolution only
  3. Image distortion and grain may occur
  4. Pre-installed Bloatware
  5. Without fingerprint scanner
  6. Heating issues in harsh performance


The Xiaomi Redmi 9i as an entry-level smartphone is broad and simple in terms of storage, screen, and battery. In addition, this will be your main selling point. But compared to its flaws like the camera and resolution quality, all we can say is that they are common in the budget range, and everything comes at a price.

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